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Switchback Cursor: Mouse Cursor Operation for Overlapped Windowing

Abstract

When we perform a task that involves opening a number of windows, we cannot access the objects behind them. Thus, we are forced to switch the foreground window frequently or to move it temporarily. In this paper, we propose a Switchback Cursor technique where the cursor can move underneath windows when the user presses both the left and right mouse buttons. We also discuss some of the advantages of our method and effective situations that may be suited to the Switchback Cursor.

Information

Book title

Human-Computer Interaction – INTERACT 2013

Volume

8117

Pages

746-753

Date of issue

2013/09/02

DOI

10.1007/978-3-642-40483-2_52

ISSN

0302-9743

Keywords

Cursor / Graphical user interfaces (GUIs) / Mouse / Pointer / WIMP

Citation

Shota Yamanaka, Homei Miyashita. Switchback Cursor: Mouse Cursor Operation for Overlapped Windowing, Human-Computer Interaction – INTERACT 2013, Vol.8117, pp.746-753, 2013.

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